Reading Skills

Scanning - Task 2

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This text is called ‘The social yawn’. You are going to scan for three things –

1. Where yawning is controlled in the brain.
2. Which animals yawn – plus any examples.
3. Anything referring to yawning as a social signal.

Before you scan, you need to predict and write down the key words that you are going to scan for.



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